Area Information for Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN

Oldbury Road in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the St Pauls ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B66 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward St Pauls
Constituency Warley
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN:

Culvert Way, Smethwick, B66 1TD
Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE
West Smethwick Shopping Precinct, Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JQ
Orchid Close, Smethwick, B66 1TB
Frobisher Way, Smethwick, B66 1TE
Adams Close, Smethwick, B66 1HD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B66 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 18
Semi-Detached 46
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 58
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 165
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldbury Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 39
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 5
Total 160

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 60
Two People 27
Three People 20
Four People 22
Five People 6
Six People 15
Seven People 5
8+ People 5
Total 160

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 61
Total 120

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Warley constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 244
Female 216
Total 460

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 1HN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 38
5-7 21
8-9 21
10-14 49
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 14
20-24 34
25-29 45
30-44 92
45-59 60
60-64 16
65-74 16
75-84 14
85-89 10
90+ 6
Total 460

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1HN does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 128
Married 123
Divorced 32
Separated 7
Widowed 33
Same Sex 1
Total 324

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 205
Good 149
Fair 67
Bad 32
Very Bad 7
Total 460

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Oldbury Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 62
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 138
Other 21
Total 324

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oldbury Road, Smethwick can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 32% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 148
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 70
Pakistani 89
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 1
Other Asian 25
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 44
Total 460

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Oldbury Road, Smethwick), 63% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 291
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 23
Other 140
Total 460

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B66 1HN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 268
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 47
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 34
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 102

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 142
No Religion 46
Buddhist 1
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 147
Sikh 77
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 22
Total 460

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Pauls ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 52
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 25
Other 13
Total 294

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 14
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 133

Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN is within the Smethwick Town policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 101 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 1HN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 101 crimes committed near Oldbury Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1HN. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for B66 1HN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 590 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.8 miles
Langley Green 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Sandwell & Dudley 1.1 miles
Rowley Regis 2.5 miles
Dudley Port 3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.5 miles
Old Hill 3.6 miles
Perry Barr 3.8 miles
Tipton 3.8 miles
Five Ways 3.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.1 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.1 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is George Betts Primary Academy, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Betts Primary Academy 510 yards
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.7 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.7 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.7 miles
Lyng Primary School 0.8 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 0.8 miles
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Crocketts Community Primary School 1 mile
Christ Church CofE Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 500 yards
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 0.8 miles  
Sandwell Academy 1 mile
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
Health Futures UTC 1.4 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.6 miles
Holyhead School 1.8 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.8 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is St Paul's Medical Practice, approximately 180 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is West Park Dental Care, approximately 660 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HN. The nearest is Avmal Eyewear, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avmal Eyewear 0.6 miles
Express Vision Care 0.7 miles
Masters Opticians 0.7 miles
Attewell Opticians 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile
M Kakoullis 1.1 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.1 miles
The Right Vision Ophthalmic Opticians 1.1 miles
Vineys Opticians 1.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.1 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.